3 siblings lose mother to COVID-19 while father is in ICU battling the virus

Posted at 11:40 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 05:46:34-04

(WXYZ) — It's a sobering story about a metro Detroit family devastated by the coronavirus.

A mother of three, Nada Afram Naisan, 46, was laid to rest after complications from COVID-19 on Thursday. A small group of mourners gathered at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church for a short service to celebrate her life.

"She was a homemaker," said Zeana Attisah, a friend of the family . "Back home in her country she was educated and had a engineering degree."

Her 20-year-old son, Nash, is now responsible for his younger siblings.

"His parents took care of everything," said Renee Yaldo, a board member of Chaldean American Ladies of Charity. "They immigrated here eight years ago from Iraqi during the refugee crisis and ISIS."

Naisan's husband is clinging to life at University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor. He is battling COVID-19, according to the family.

Her family says she became ill and was denied treatment at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. A spokesperson for the hospital could not confirm if Naisan sought to be admitted.

A GoFundMe page has raised more than $75,000 but that pales in comparison to the expenses for the young family.

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